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Review of Villa Vaucluse Apartments

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Villa Vaucluse Apartments
Ranked #34 of 89 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Lodgings with a difference”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

On arrival, the manager, Brett, made us feel at home instantly. He assisted us with a number of bookings and although I was worried at first, everything went off like clockwork. I left the majority of things up to him and sure as the day is long, all those bookings were made and I did not have to worry about a thing. The place was quiet, the pool a bonus for the young fellow, rooms were clean and just the right size and the place is central to most things. Walking distance to the shopping centre, marina, cruises, restaurants etc. Very friendly and in fact we shared a beer and had a general chat. Brett has quite a few contacts and is supportive of the local businesses which helped when we wanted to organise something. We definately enjoyed our stay, albeit not at the apartments most of the day as we were out and about. It was not 5 star but I did not pay for 5 star either. Good value. Thanks Brett for making it easy.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nadia C
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We spent 5 days at Villa Vaucluse and we really enjoyed the place. The manager is friendly and helpful. The apt was convenient with everything we needed. Walking distance from the center of Cairns. There is also an indoor garage. It is a fine place and good value for money. Somebody before me wrote that it is "no means Luxury". Of course it is not the Ritz Carlton but it is not the rate of the Ritz Carlton either.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

There are many words used here in Australia that are used very loosely by advertisers to lure customers. Luxury is one of them.
I stayed at Villa Vaucluse recently on a trip to Cairns. The apartment was adequate, but by no means luxury. It was tired and in need of a lot of attention. The furniture has seen better days, the air con only worked on 24c or above and the washing machine was not working due to a broken hose. The overall cleanliness was ok but I did have to wash some cutlery before I used it as it was dirty. The location is excellent, especially if you are on buiness and it was very quiet at night. From the outside it gives an impression of grandeur ( as seen on the internet) but it is let down once you go inside. There is underground parking which is
free ( another word used loosely in Oz) but you have to carry your luggage up the stairs
as there is no elevator. With a little TLC this could be a little gem as the rates are very keen for this part of the world. But as I said earlier it is adequate, but definately not Luxury

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bazza1011
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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Nice sized, functional apartment lets you feel like a local. Convenient to everything in Cairns, and an incredibly helpful host (Brett) makes this an ideal place to stay. Brett booked our trips to the reef and rainforest, and pointed us in the right direction for anything else we needed/wanted.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hipfan14224
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Amazing little apartment hotel with rooms that have everything you need. Fully equipted kitchen, washingmachine, tumbler, aircondition. Very quiet and still with only 10 min walk to the Laguna and the centre. Very helpfull owner og fast WiFi. Charming poolarea.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Julie111222
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Perfect location, spotlessly clean, nice pool and barbeque area. The manager Bret is very happy to book tours, car hire etc and provide maps and advice to help tourists make the most of their holiday in Cairns. We would definitely stay at Villa Vaucluse again and "maybe" take a trip on the Skytrain!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Graeme J
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is a great accomadation in cairns, perfect location easy walking to all the main areas within 10 minutes
They are well maintained and very very clean apartments, well run and presented including washing machine and dryer.
The manager Bret was very helpfull and will advise and arrange all your requirements.
They also have a facility that people leave things like sauces, salt, pepper,T bags! whatever when they leave for others to use

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eugene M
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Additional Information about Villa Vaucluse Apartments

Property: Villa Vaucluse Apartments
Address: 141 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 89 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Vaucluse Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Vaucluse Apartments are located in Cairns' inner city - you are just seconds away from shopping, restaurants, entertainment, culture and business. The vibrant city of Cairns is in the heart of tropical North Queensland and provides the ideal base from which to explore in all directions. It combines the sophistication of cosmopolitan restaurants, boutique shops and casual pavement cafes with colorful open air markets in a relaxed and informal environment perfect for the intimate holiday for couples, if traveling alone a singles paradise or if on business the privacy of a self-contained apartment room with secure under cover car parking. ... more   less 
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